Monday, May 28, 2012

Praying mantis hatching...

Was chopping wood when my suweeto haato called out happily, pointing to a log that I had used as a stool for our guests in our outdoor gatherings...
Baby mantises, looking quite a bit like ants, were hatching off a nest that their mother had laid on the log...
Was the first time for me to observe such a scene...
There were about 30 of them, each measuring about one centimeter...
Was quite amazed to see that they already had their 'claws' at the time of birth...  
And it didn't take long for them to quickly disappear... 
They must have been very vulnerable then, as there are many geckos and frogs in our compound that might prey on these babies... 


  1. What an interesting sight to see!

    Thank you for sharing it with us, Lrong.

    I've never seen praying mantis hatching before. Not even on TV. ^^

  2. It's really nice shot. I seldom see such sight. Interesting.

  3. Anonymous5/31/2012

    What an amazing thing to witness! Thanks for sharing this amazing capture!

  4. Love the little ones - yellowy and big eyed! Lucky to have seen them hatch.

  5. Hajimete nampak baby praying mantis. Kawaiii...

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    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Fotos surpreendentes.
    Bom fim de semana!
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  7. Interesting! Amazing that you get to witness it all, though!

  8. errr, creepy sight crawly things :P

  9. Anonymous6/10/2012

    I had my mantis hatch too and they were gone within 24 hours. I am not sure if onely one case hatched or if all 6 of them did. It has gotten so cold on and off so I wonder if they made it

  10. we have lots of praying mantis, but i also haven't seen them hatch like these.